The Oxford History of Britain: Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain v. 1

The Oxford History of Britain: Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain v. 1

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"The Oxford History of Britain" traces the story of Britain and her peoples from Roman times to the present day in five compact volumes. The dramatic narrative also explores the relationship between political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of our history to provide a vivid and sometimes surprising picture of turmoil and change, in which can be seen a pattern of continuity, and the special awareness of nationality and patriotism that has been such a distinctive feature of British society. This volume concentrates on Britain during the Roman and Anglo-Saxon period. Roman Britain was marked by constant, alternating phases of social upheaval and readjustment, long before the final retreat of the Romans in the early fifth century. The book also describes the dynastic turbulence and the dramatic growth of urban life in the Anglo-Saxon period, until the final violent end at Hastings.
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  • Paperback | 153 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 maps, 1 genealogical table
  • 0192852639
  • 9780192852632

Table of contents

Volume One: Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain: Peter Salway and John Blair (0-19-285263-9). Volume Two: The Middle Ages: John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths (0-19-285264-7). Volume Three: The Tudors and Stuarts: John Guy and John Morrill (0-19-285265-5). Volume Four: The Eighteenth Century and the Age of Industry: Paul Langford and Christopher Harvie (0-19-285266-3). Volume Five: The Modern Age: H. C. G. Matthew and Kenneth O. Morgan (0-19-285267-1).
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"All ten authors...embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in his readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm, and even affection.--Times Educational Supplement "All ten authors...embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in his readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm, and even affection.--Times Educational Supplement "All ten authors...embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in his readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm, and even affection.--Times Educational Supplement "All ten authors...embody the very qualities Kenneth Morgan hopes his quite exceptional history will instil in his readers: clarity, subtlety, enthusiasm, and even affection.--Times Educational Supplement
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